Thanks to the long wheelbase of 2,630 millimeters (8.6 ft) and the sophisticated chassis, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron combines sporty driving fun with high comfort and composed stability. Some of the components of the front suspension are made of aluminum. The four-link rear suspension handles longitudinal and transverse forces separately. The highly precise power steering system features direct gearing and efficient electromechanical drive. Electronic stabilization control (ESC) with two-stage deactivation includes torque vectoring, which makes handling in corners even more fluid and safe.
The driver can use Audi drive select to configure the character of the car according to the modes comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. The system, which comes standard, also controls the optional components adaptive cruise control and adaptive light.
In the Attraction and Ambiente trim lines, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron rolls on 16‑inch wheels and rolling-resistance-optimized tires measuring 205/55 R16. The Ambition line comes standard with 17-inch cast aluminum wheels in an e-tron-typical 15-spoke design and 225/45 R17 tires. Special rolling-resistance-optimized tires were developed for the A3 e-tron. These reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 5.3 grams per kilometer (8.5 g/mi). Additional 17 and 18-inch wheels in a variety of designs are available as options.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.